McConnell faces pressure to bring Senate back for gun legislation

Posted on AllSides August 7th, 2019
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is coming under intense pressure to take quick action on gun legislation in the wake of two mass shootings.

Democrats and gun control advocates want the GOP leader to bring the Senate back into session during the August recess to vote on gun-related legislation. The chamber is currently scheduled to be out of Washington until Sept. 9.

Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) on Tuesday cast McConnell as the primary roadblock to a House-passed gun background check bill making...

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